<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The annual Class 10 and 12 board examinations in the Kashmir Valley will kick-off from Monday.As per reports, all arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the examinations for Classes 10 and 12, which are scheduled to start on November 14 and 15, respectively.Officials allayed fears of any trouble or inconvenience to the students appearing for the annual examinations.As per reports, around 480 examination centers have been set up for about 48,000 Class 12 candidates, whereas nearly 550 examination centers have been established for Class 10 candidates.State Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said he is hopeful that the examinations would be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.A restive situation in the Kashmir Valley prevails since the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Burhan Wani on July 8.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for Post Graduate Diploma courses will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) from December 5-13 across 41 cities.For MDS courses (dental), the examination will take place from November 30 to December 3 across same number of cities.It will be a computer based test, with multiple choice questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India.”The examination will be held in 86 test centres at 41 cities from 5-13 December 2016. The questions will be based on MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India (MCI) with prior approval of the health ministry,” an official statement said.The statement said that it will be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to PG medical courses for the academic session 2017 and include all India 50 per cent quota seats for MD, MSand PG Diploma courses. This will apply to all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmirand Telangana.It will also include state quota seats for MD, MS and PG diploma courses for all states and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana. Similarly, the examinations for NEET MDScourses (Dental) will be held in 86 test centres at 41 cities and it will also be a computer based test which will comprise of 240 multiple choice questions.”AIIMS, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and SRICHITRA Institute are not covered by NEET PG.”The AIIMS, New Delhi Dental institution is not covered by centralised admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2017 session,” the statement added.The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.
On Friday, TMC MP and national spokesperson tweeted that his father Neil O’ Brien had passed away. He had been admitted to a Kolkata hospital. Derek O’Brien wrote on Twitter: “Saddest tweet I’ve ever written. Dad Neil O’Brien gone. Passed at home, Kolkata, quiz pioneer, ex ICSE chief, AI community icon, educationist. When the Great Questioner in the Sky asks u that Final Question even a quiz legend does not have an answer. Neil 0’Brien my dad. My champion.” <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O’Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist. He was the chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and managing director of Oxford University Press, India. As a leader of the Anglo-Indian community, he was the president-in-chief of All-India Anglo-Indian Association and headed the Frank Anthony group of schools.
Students waiting for RBSE Class X Board Examinations 2016, won’t have to wait longer. Rajasthan School Board is likely to declare BSER Class 10 Secondary School Examination Results 2016 tomorrow (June 18). 10 lakh students who appeared for Rajasthan Class Xth examination between March 10-21 this year, can access their result through the website – rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in or rajasthan.indiaresults.com/bser/default.htm<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Board of Secondary Education had last year declared results on June 8.Steps to check your Rajasthan 10th Board Result 2016:1) Go to the official Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan site – rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in2) Click on ‘Results 2016 Exams’.3) In the list that appears, you would find an option ‘Class 10 – 2016 results’. Click on it.4) Enter your Roll no in the relevant place.5) Click on Submit.You will get your results. You can take a print out, if you want to. About the board: The RBSE/ BSER is responsible for promoting and developing Secondary Education in Rajasthan. Some 6000 schools located across 32 districts involving 8.5 lakhs students are connected to the Rajasthan School Board which conducts Secondary and Senior Secondary Examinations every year.The Board was set up under the Rajasthan Secondary Education Act, 1957. It was set up in Jaipur but was later shifted to Ajmer in 1961.All the best!
Two persons, who had allegedly impersonated as candidates in the 2013 written examination of police constable recruitment test and were not traced by the Madhya Pradhesh Police, were charge sheeted by the Central Bureau of investigation on Monday. The duo along with one more accused person and with the help of some middlemen had posed as candidates in the entrance exam held held on September 30, 2013 in Bhopal, agency officials said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”During the CBI investigation, it was found that three accused, all residents of Bihar had impersonated as candidates in the written examination of Police Constable Recruitment Test, 2012 which was held on September 30, 2013 at Bhopal in place of the three candidates with the help of three middlemen. Two accused who were not traced during the investigation carried out by MP Police, were located by the CBI and produced before the court during the filling of the charge sheet. They were sent to judicial custody,” said a CBI official. The agency on Monday said it had filed two charge sheets in separate cases related to the infamous Vyapam scam against ten accused persons in the Designated Court at Indore and Bhopal. “In first case, charge sheet was filed against one Purshottam Khoiya under section 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 3-D(1)(2)/4 of MP Recognised Examinations Act in the Court of Special Magistrate at Indore relating to alleged irregularities in the PMT 2009 examination. The said accused was arrested and also produced before the court,” said a CBI official.”In the second case, a charge sheet was filed against nine accused persons under section 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC Section 3-D(1)(2)/4 of MP Recognized Examinations Act in the court of Special Judge, Vyapam Cases, Bhopal,” the official added.So far six charge sheets have been registered by the probe agency in a total of 155 FIRs that were taken over by CBI after a string of mysterious deaths raised questions over the investigation of the case. The opposition as well as vyapam whistleblowers had in 2015 pressurised the BJP led MP government to handover the case to CBI soon after the mysterious death of a journalist who was in turn investigating the alleged suicide of Namrata Damor, suspected to be first a beneficiary and then a victim in the infamous scam. More than 50 people connected to the case as witness’s or as accused have died mysteriously even after an SIT was constituted by the state government to probe the scam as well as the deaths.
Maharashtra HSC Result 2016Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is likely to declare Maharashtra Board Result 2016 today i.e. MSBSHSE HSC Result 2016 / MSBSHSE Class 12th Result 2016 on mahresult.nic.in and hscresult.mkcl.org.The MSBSHSE will declare the HSC result 2016 for all streams including Science, Arts and Commerce on the official site of the Maharashtra board. All you have to do is visit the official websites and check your MSBSHSEHSC (Class 12) Result 2016.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>About Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE): Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) Pune was established on January 1966 under the Maharashtra state government provisions of the Maharashtra Act No. 41 of 1965. The MBSHSE board was established in the year of 1996 and works under. There are many private and government schools are affiliated under this board. The main head quarter of this board is situated in Pune.The MSBSHSE conducts the MSBSHSE HSC Class 12th and MSBSHSE SSC Class 10th Examinations in the state of Maharashtra through its nine Divisional Boards located at Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri.The Maharashtra Board conducts examination twice a year for HSC Class 12th and SSC Class 10th . About 21000 schools (SSC) and 7000 (HSC) Higher Sec. Schools / Jr. colleges are therein the whole state to conduct the HSC exam. Nearly 14 lakh students had appeared for the exam across the state. Maharashtra HSC Exams 2016 were conducted from February 18, 2016 till March 28, 2016.How to check your Maharashtra HSC Result 2016:1. Visit websites: mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in or mahresult.nic.in or hscresult.mkcl.org2. Click on ‘HSC Result 2016’3. Now, enter your roll number, name and other credentials required4. Click ‘Submit’5. Your MSBSHSEHSC (Class 12) Result 2016 will be displayed on the screen.6. Now, download the sheet and take a print out for future reference.We wish all the students who appeared in the Maharashtra HSC Exams 2016 good luck for their HSC Result 2016 and future endeavours.
Surprisingly, the argument put forward by the state governments is that it is appropriate for students of a state to appear for CET (Common Entrance Test). All CETs are run by the state governments concerned. And the justification for holding the CETs instead of NEET has been that the state has to look after non-English medium students who need to take the CET in their local language.
Local language? Has anyone talked about local language tests for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) which are the entrance examination for admission to the IITs? If the IITs can have a single language test, what is so special about medical education that you need tests in local languages?
Take another factor. Almost all medical education (except alternative medical courses like homoeopathy, unani, ayurved etc) is imparted in English in India. Do the state governments want medical education to be imparted in local languages? If yes, do they have the vast range of textbooks and reference material that any pursuit of mainstream medical education requires?
Take a third factor. When students want to go to a global college, they must appear for TOEFL, GRE, GMAT or some other tests that are conducted only in English. So ministers are willing to let their own children study in English and then appear for these global examinations in English. Yet they want to promote local languages as an excuse for having CET as the norm for admission to medical colleges in their respective states!
There could be only one reason for conducting CETs in their respective states. The states would be willing to bend over backwards to allow managements of private colleges to get their desired students admitted to private medical colleges. And do remember, that admission is secured to these colleges only against payment of a hefty capitation fee which can hover around Rs 50 lakh per seat (and is said to have gone to double this amount at times!).
In other words, politicians are promoting nothing but parochialisation of medical education. It is good politics. It is good money. But it is disastrous education management. Yet the ministers say that they are the guardians of public interest!
Oh, come on, you can be more imaginative than that!
In some time the Karnataka II PUC students can finally heave a sigh of relief as the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will announce KSEEB II PUC Results 2016 at 11 am today. All you have to do is visit the website, follow some steps and know your score.Steps to check your result:1. Visit websites: KSEEB.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. Click on ‘II PUC Results 2016’3. Enter your roll number and other credentials required.4. Click ‘Submit’5. Your result will be flashed on the screen.6. Save your scores and take a print out for future reference.About Karnataka BoardThe Karnataka Board’s Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) handle the Initial Year and Second Year Pre-University Evaluations (Class 11 and Class 12 assessments).As each the Board, nearly 7 lakh pupils appear for Karnataka PUC Examinations yearly.The Karnataka Second Education Examination Board was set up in the year 1966. It has been carrying out PUC and various other exams ever since.
The Karnataka II PUC students can heave a sigh of relief as the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) is likely to announce KSEEB Results 2016 at 11 am today. All you have to do is visit the website, follow some steps and know your score.About Karnataka BoardThe Karnataka Board’s Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) handle the Initial Year and Second Year Pre-University Evaluations (Class 11 and Class 12 assessments).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As each the Board, nearly 7 lakh pupils appear for Karnataka PUC Examinations yearly.The Karnataka Second Education Examination Board was set up in the year 1966. It has been carrying out PUC and various other exams ever since.Steps to check your result:1. Visit websites: KSEEB.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in2. Click on ‘II PUC Results 2016’3. Enter your roll number and other credentials required.4. Click ‘Submit’5. Your result will be flashed on the screen.6. Save your scores and take a print out for future reference.All the best!
The long wait of candidates who appeared for the Karnataka II PUC exam will be over today, on May 18th.The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) is likely to announce KSEEB Results 2016 at 11 am today. All you have to do is visit the website, follow some steps and know your score.Steps to check your result:1. Visit websites: KSEEB.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. Click on ‘II PUC Results 2016’3. Enter your roll number and other credentials required.4. Click ‘Submit’5. Your result will be flashed on the screen.6. Save your scores and take a print out for future reference.About Karnataka BoardThe Karnataka Board’s Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) handle the Initial Year and Second Year Pre-University Evaluations (Class 11 and Class 12 assessments).As each the Board, nearly 7 lakh pupils appear for Karnataka PUC Examinations yearly.The Karnataka Second Education Examination Board was set up in the year 1966. It has been carrying out PUC and various other exams ever since.All the best!
And the wait is finally over. Students can heave sigh of relief as the results for for the Board of Secondary Education of Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP) SSC Class X exams are declared.The exams for Andhra Pradesh SSC were held between March 26, 2016 and 4th April, 2016.Students can check their results on the board official website mentioned below.PDF copies of the results can be downloaded from the websites. These reference copies are just temporary, but it is advisable to take a print out of this. Valid and original maksheets by the board would be made available at the students’ respective schools.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>About the Board of Secondary Education of Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP)The Board of Studies Andhra Pradesh, is a part of the Directorate of Government Examinations. It falls under the ministry of secondary education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. It conducts exams twice in a year – once in March (the Annual Examinations) and the other in May/June (Advanced Supplementary Examinations).Steps to follow to access results:1) Access one of the two websites mentioned below2) Enter your Class 10 hall ticket number3) Enter birth date in the provided field4) Click on submit, you will receive the results grade-wise. 5) You can also take a print out of the result. The originals will be provided by your school. Students can check their results on these websites: www.bseap.org and www.manabadi.co.inWe wish all the students awaiting their results all the best for the future and we request parents to support their children regardless of the outcome.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) in a press release has stated that the ICSE Class 10th & ISC Class 12th Results 2016 will be put up on the official Website today.Students who have appeared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) & Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination will be able to view results today at 3 pm on the main official website of the board or by SMS only. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CISCE on its website has put out a warning about rumours that might spread false information about the ICSE Class 10th & ISC Class 12th Results 2016.Students and schools alike have been advised to not believe in them and to only check the results after the announcement.
ALSO READ Check cisce.org ICSE Results 2016: CISCE Board Class 10th X Result 2016 today at 3 PMFor and doubts schools can write to [email protected] or call on 022-67226106.Schools can check results by following the simple procedure provided below. 1. Visit the official website of the board.
ALSO READ ICSE and ISC Result 2016: How you can check your results via SMS2. Go to the CAREERs portal and click ‘Examination System’3. Chose ICSE or ISC on the menu bar to access result4. From ICSE/ISC menu click on ‘Reports’5. Click ‘Result Tabulation’ or on ‘Comparison Table’ to view/print school’s result tabulation.For students and parents, 1. Go to the CISCE website.2. Click on the results 2016 tab 3. Choose either of the one from ICSE/ ISC.4. Fill the Unique ID and ‘CAPTCHA’ code as shown there5. Double check and click on ‘Show Result’This will show the result on the screen!Good luck with your results!
All students who have appeared for all Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) & Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination 2016 conducted by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will be able to view their results at 3 pm today on May 6, 2016.The exam results will be up on the official website of the board as given here<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>However candidates may also check their ISCE and ISC results for 2016 by following the steps to get via SMS.Follow these steps to check ICSE class 10th results and ISC class 12th result by SMS:1. For ICSE result send the message “ICSE 9999999” ( where 999999 is your 7 digit ID number) to 09248082883.2. For ISC Results send “ISC 9999999” (where 9999999 is your 7 digit ID number) to 09248082883.
ALSO READ Check cisce.org ICSE Results 2016: CISCE Board Class 10th X Result 2016 today at 3 PM3. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will respond with subject wise marks.Example: RAVI KUMAR ENG-92, HIN-90, HCG-93, MAT-95, SCI-92, CTA-99, SUPW-A, PCA.
ALSO READ ICSE, ISC results will be declared on May 6, two weeks earlier than usualPlease note this will be available only after the ISCE and ISC results are declared on the CISCE website.Some quick information:The ICSE class 10th examination was conducted by CISCE between February 29 and March 31, 2016. 1,58,833 students sat for in 2016 which incudes 70,624 girls and 88,209 boys.Last year results showed that 98.54% girls did bette than boys in ICSE. The results were declared on May 18, 2015 while this year the result will be almost 2 weeks earlier. Last year 98.49% students had cleared the exams.The ISC class 12th examinations took place between February 8 and April 8, 2016. 71,141 students appeared for it and the number of boys were greater than the number of girls i.e. 38,659 boys & 32,482 girls. In 2015, of those appeared 96.38% students passed the ISC and here too girls outperformed boys.What is in store for this year? We will find out at 3 p.m. today.
Students who appeared for the Class 10 board exams under Board of Secondary Education of Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP) can heave sigh of relief as the results are scheduled to be declared on Thursday. The exams for Andhra Pradesh SSC were held between March 26, 2016 and 4th April, 2016. Students can check their results on the board official website mentioned below.PDF copies of the results can be downloaded from the websites. These reference copies are just temporary, but it is advisable to take a print out of this. Valid and original maksheets by the board would be made available at the students’ respective schools.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Steps to be followed to check result:1. Students need to log on to any one of the websites mentioned below to access their result.2. Students will need to submit their roll number and date of birth on the results page to obtain their results.3. They can take a print-out of the result for future reference.About the Board of Secondary Education of Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP)The Board of Studies Andhra Pradesh, is a part of the Directorate of Government Examinations. It falls under the ministry of secondary education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. It conducts exams twice in a year – once in March (the Annual Examinations) and the other in May/June ( Advanced Supplementary Examinations).Results can be checked on offical board website: http://www.bseap.org/An alternative is also to check their results on http://www. manabadi.co.in/
The Supreme Court has made its intentions clear. It wants to go ahead with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations for all MBBS courses across the country from this year itself. The only exception will be the entrance examinations to the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). Why this should be left out is perplexing. Ideally, there should be one rule for everyone. Multiplicity of rules only encourages confusion and even corruption.
Ask many educationists. They will point out the irony behind the protests of some state governments. The protesting states want the Supreme Court stipulation, that NEET exams should becoming mandatory from this year itself, to be deferred. “Look at the list of protesting states,” points out one educationist. “Why is it that only those states that have private medical colleges are the ones who are protesting?”
And it is no secret that the private medical colleges conduct their own exams and charge around Rs 40-50 lakh per admission. Most of these colleges are backed by some very powerful politicians. Is that why these states want deferment of the Supreme Court’s diktat?
The fact is that the students have had a raw deal till now. “There are almost 72 different entrance examinations for MBBS admissions all over the country,” adds another educationist. “Thus each student has to appear for 10-12 examinations in order to ensure that he or she has a good chance of securing admission with a medical college. And this is even after their willingness to pay capitation fees.”
Some such malpractices have already been exposed in the media through sting operations. Some of the private medical colleges do not have either the teachers or the facilities (sometimes both) to offer decent medical education to students. Yet, thanks to their powerful connections, the promoters of these colleges go scot-free.
Consider the number of examinations that students must prepare for in the state of Maharashtra alone. There is the CET (Common Entrance Test). Then there is the Associate CET (for a clutch of 12-15 medical colleges which have not accepted the CET). You also have the AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test). As stated before, there is also the test that AIIMS insists on. You also have many private medical colleges which have their own separate entrance examinations. Some of them use these examinations to tweak the admission eligibility norms for students. And there is the Pondicherry examination, commonly referred to as the JIPMER test (for the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research). Finally, there is the entrance examination for CMC Vellore which is one of the premier medical institutes in the country.
“Why should a student be compelled to take all these tests? Why should he or she be fleeced by so many examination bodies? Why should the rest of India suffer just because some states want medical colleges to make some more money for one more year?” is the common refrain of most informed people who have looked at the worsening educational practices adopted by medical colleges in India.
In fact, they believe that the Supreme Court should make the NEET compulsory for all professional colleges. “Today, the judgement covers only medical colleges. Why not engineering colleges as well?” is what one teacher asks. Look at the practice overseas. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) in the US is common to all students. And each discipline has just one qualifying examination for the entire country, sometime for more than one country. Why should India not adopt such practices?
The fact is that – just as with medical colleges – students aspiring to be engineers have to appear for as many as a dozen examinations to minimize their chances of losing out an admission opportunity. Though the capitation fees for engineering colleges is not as high as those for medical colleges, there are stories about such cash demands being made.
“Why is it that the JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) Mains for admission for all IITs has been adopted by non-BJP states like Orissa, but not by BJP ruled states like Maharashtra? Clearly, the lust for money is greater than a respect for fair-play at examinations,” a teacher remarks.
To learn more about the controversy, you can read this article.
Examinations in Bihar have hit the headlines again. After the news report last week of an army recruitment exam where all candidates were asked to write their papers in their underwear to prevent cheating, now the Bihar Intermediate examination has raised eyebrows. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Asia Cup 2016 Live: India vs Bangladesh, Final T20 Cricket Scorecard & Ball by Ball CommentaryAccording to a report by Pradesh 18, a large number of invigilators were present at a centre in Hajipur just to keep watch on one candidate! There was police presence too to avoid any untoward incidence. However, the reason behind this move is pretty amusing. It was the last day of the intermediate exam and only one male candidate had opted for the Home Science Exam. The subject is generally opted in large numbers by female candidates.Since the entire centre had only candidate on Saturday, to ensure that everything goes smoothly, 26 invigilators, 3 magistrates and police officers were deployed. Taking no chances to a whole new level!
The Mumbai University has goofed up with the Semester V results of atleast 4,000 TYBA students, reports a leading English daily. The results of the students who had given the repeaters exam was out in July-August 2015 and was even pointed out by one of the students. The university’s exam section will have to make changes in all the students exam and they will need to send out a fresh set of results. This will change the grades of several students especially those who have received borderline marks.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The university will give out a circular asking students who appeared for repeaters exam to give their marksheets before they give a new one. According to university’s controller of examinations Deepak Wasave, the error took place when the results were being fed into the computer. All six subjects of third year Arts fixed number of credits which four except the sixth and optional subjects which can be 3.5 or four based on the what the student chooses. . But all students were given credits out of 4 leading to the error in the overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA).Wasawe has admitted that the error was brought to their notice in January by a student. The university has decided to take action against officials responsible for the error following a meeting of the ad-hoc board of examinations (BoE).As per an official, circular asking students to surrender their original marksheet will be released after another BoE meeting on Thursday.
Amid a nationwide outrage over the alleged suicide of a research scholar in Hyderabad university, a Dalit student of JNU has sent two letters to the Vice Chancellor threatening to end his life if his research grant is not extended next year.While H Sharma, the varsity’s Controller of Examinations, said that the extension of his senior research fellowship was withheld as he had not been able to get clearance from the finance officer, outgoing Vice Chancellor S K Sopory said the matter will be resolved soon and asked the university’s chief security officer to keep an eye on the student.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Alleging that he has been “discriminated and harassed” by his department which is trying to “block his PhD”, the Dalit researcher has demanded resumption of his fellowship in a week’s time or he would commit suicide.In a separate letter, he contended that he was absent from the university for a certain period due to death of four members of his family, including his father and brother, and now that he has resumed hisstudies, he wants his fellowship to continue.The researcher with International Organisation (ORG) division, CIPOD, had received an advance payment of Rs 66,000 for his field trip to Brussels, Belgium.”The student was supposed to return this advance amount to allow his fellowship to continue. But the money has not been returned. Also, the researcher deregistered himself as a JNU student between December 2013 and July 2015,” Sharma said.The Vice Chancellor, who demits office tomorrow said, the matter will be resolved at the earliest and till then the student is being counselled.The threat letter by the student comes at a time when there is widespread outrage over death of 26-year-old Vemula Rohit, a Dalit PhD scholar, who was found hanging in a hostel room in Hyderabad Central University on January 17.
The latest news about the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) is that it will go online from the next academic year (2017-18). The CET is for admission to under-graduate professional courses in the state and now the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has decided to take it online.Sources in the KEA have told The New Indian Express that since 2016, all the procedures have moved online, including the document verification. Thus, they are now looking at conducting the CET online as well. The KEA is said to be contemplating on having the CET both online and offline for the first year and then moving completely online, adds the report.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The daily quotes a KEA official as saying that one of their major concerns in implementing the online test is managing rural students, as most students who take the CET are from rural Karnataka. Since those who attempt the CET also take the IIT-JEE and CAT which are online, the KEA officials believe that taking the CET online would be beneficial. According to the report, if the Karnataka government approves this proposal, then mock tests will be held for students in the first-year Pre University Course to help familiarise them with the new system.An official has been quoted as saying that they got negative feedback initially when they introduced CET course coaching on Doordarshan, but now it’s very successful and lakhs of students benefit from the programme.